A short note.
When we were in China, my wife was surprised at the dearth of Asian-looking dolls on the shelves of toy stores. Friends of ours who are currently in China to bring home their son report the same thing: toy store shelves with plenty of blonde-haired, blue-eyed dolls, but far fewer dolls with Asian features. Even our Manadrin tutor, a Chinese native, told us that she had very few Chinese-looking dolls as a little girl.
Is Mattel's marketing THAT good??? Is this common in other Asian countries?